Re: [LEAPSECS] building consensus

From: John Cowan <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 16:31:25 -0400

Poul-Henning Kamp scripsit:

> I belive this was because the year followed the taxation cycle of the
> government whereas the day+month followed the religiously inherited
> tradtion.

Indeed. For that matter, the start of the U.K. tax year was left alone
when the calendar changed, and is now 6 April (it should be 7 April,
but for whatever reason no adjustment for 1900 was made).

We call nothing profound              
that is not wittily expressed.                  John Cowan
        --Northrop Frye (improved)
Received on Wed Jun 07 2006 - 13:31:42 PDT

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